Flanders reduces inheritance tax

In Belgium, gift tax and inheritance tax are regional taxes. That has not always been the case, some twenty-five years ago, the gift tax and the inheritance tax were a matter for the federal parliament. The Flemish, Brussels and the Walloon parliaments have gradually changed the rules, starting with small changes to the inheritance tax rates to some more fundamental …

New tax rules in Wallonia in 2018

On 13 December 2017, the Walloon Parliament has modified certain tax rules regarding inheritances and donations as well as the purchase of a building. In respect of inheritance tax, the surviving spouse or civil partner will be entitled to total exemption for the family home.  Until 2017, this exemption was limited to € 160,000.  Wallonia is thus on the same …

Flanders reduces gift tax rate for real estate

The decree “regulations for the execution of the budgetary adjustment in 2015” of the Flemish Parliament was adopted on 3 July 2015 and published in the Belgian State Gazette of 15 July 2015. One of the salient decisions is a substantial reduction of the gift tax rates for real property. Inheritance Tax and Gift Tax in Belgium Belgian is a …